Barrio recently rolled out a summery new menu, with lots of yummy new additions. I tried a few yesterday for two-for-one tapas Tuesday (watch for my full review in the Dispatch soon).
The Jicama Salad (top), with crunchy jicama matchsticks, radishes and oranges tossed in a citrusy jalapeno cilantro dressing, was refreshing and very pretty.
Also delicious was the Grilled Mahi Mahi, especially the accompanying roasted potatoes drenched in a spicy garlic wine sauce. Yum.
Many of the most popular dishes from the old menu are still around, like this striking Beef Medallion with chimichurri sauce and smashed purple potatoes
Here's a look at the rest of the new menu additions:
Empanadas: Ortiz White Tuna & Quinoa Black Bean & Queso Blanco Achiote Pork Shoulder Chipotle Tomato Spinach & Queso Blanco
Paella: Vegetable Paella (mushrooms, tomatoes, corn, chickpeas, lemon) Paella Mixta (chicken, shrimp, chorizo, calamari, mussels, piquillo peppers) Duck Confit & Bilboa Chorizo Paella
Salads & Soups: Gazpacho (white grape and almond) Ruby Red Beets and Granny Smith Apples Jicama Salad
Tapas: Green Beans & Marcona Almonds Stuffed Beefsteak Tomatoes (rice, black beans, queso blanco and corn with chimichurri rojo) Basque Eggs (piquillo peppers, shallots, dill) Rock Shrimp Tostada (black beans, lettuce, avocado, queso blanco) Ancho Shrimp Pinchos (pigeon peas, mango sherry puree) Ancho Grilled Pork Tenderloin (smoked paprika gnocchi, poblano, red onions, tomatillo arbol chili sauce)